Turkey's minister for EU affairs Omer Celik says Ankara won't reform its counter-terrorism laws to conform with EU standards given the failed military coup last month.
The EU and the US are is unfairly pressuring Kosovo to ratify a border deal with Montenegro against the will of the opposition. It could bring trouble to the Western Balkans region.
Ivanov has said that he is looking for a legal formula to overturn his mass pardon as the clock ticks to elections in June.
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Although Serbs voted in a huge majority of pro-EU MPs, there are many hurdles to jump before the country's accession can be considered a given.
Court verdict came just as EU Commission presented a progress report in which it praised the pact as a “key agreement."
EU leaders and Turkey’s PM will, on Sunday, finalise a €3 billion deal to stop migrants coming, in talks held in the shadow of the Turkey-Russia confrontation.
The 1990's wars are again straining relations between Croatia and Serbia amid reinterpretation on both sides of World War Two memories.
Turkey's president Erdogan on Sunday repeated his call to reintroduce the death penalty at a rally of some 1 million people. Meanwhile, Austria wants an end to all EU accession talks with Turkey following Erdogan's increasing grip on power.
Serbian leader Vucic said at Paris summit that Brexit "earthquake" would have far-reaching effects. But EU, France and Germany said enlargement "in no way" affected.
The country's Serbs refuse to recognise a much delayed census showing that Bosnian Muslims make up more than half of the population.
Bosnia must publish much-delayed census data before 1 July, otherwise its EU membership bid could be torpedoed. It could radically alter the quota-based governing system put in place after the war.
The two countries vows to protect their minorities and define their border
A compromise on Serbia's handling of war crimes cases and on minority rights enables the EU to open a key chapter in accession talks by end of June.
Croatia wants its neighbour to scrap a law on universal juridiction in the former Yugoslavia. The request is delaying the opening of a new chapter of negotiations.
Prime minister Aleksandar Vucic increases his majority in parliament. The EU is relieved, but critics worry that he now has too much power.
A decision to pardon everybody under investigation for electoral fraud has reignited a political crisis in Macedonia - a front-line state in the EU refugee crisis.
Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday formally applied for EU membership, a process that is likely to take years.
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The former Yugoslavia republic said it will formally apply to the EU next Monday. But the country still faces a number of underlying problems that make accession an unrealistic possibility in the short term.
“I believe that 2016 could be the year that we end the unacceptable status quo”, said Cypriot president Anastiades. Turkish Cypriot leader Akinci said talks were at a "crucial phase".
The Western Balkan state is the third country in a week to see its membership talks move on, in a drive to boost enlargement policy in face of the migration crisis.
The EU revived accession talks with Turkey in line with the bloc's deal on migration and opened membership talks with Serbia.
The EU aims to start Serbia accession talks before the end of the year. But regional instability, and Serbia’s strong ties to Russia, cloud the process.
Turkey has detained eight suspected Islamic State fighters it says posed as refugees, amid broader moves by the EU to get Ankara to contain Syrian asylum seekers.
The adopted legislation was a requirement from Brussels if Ukraine wants visa-free travel.
Serbia is likely to open EU membership talks this year. But Macedonia could go backwards due to its political crisis, the EU Commission has said.
Turkey’s strongman leader has demanded world respect for his party’s victory in elections marred by a media crackdown and violence.
The migrant crisis is an opportunity for the EU and Turkey to put relations on a new footing. The EU should start by defending journalists from draconian laws.
Commission president Juncker has said he’ll back EU visa-free travel for Ukrainians by the end of the year, despite the political climate on migration.
The EU-brokered deal between Serbia and Kosovo was a condition to start accession talks. Belgrade expects a formal decision this year.
The EU foreign service has described Albanian remarks on Kosovo unification as “provocative” and “not acceptable”.
The agreement is a first step towards EU membership but deep reforms will have to be made before further progress.